For the fourth year, Autobytel's editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief Michelle Naranjo, has made their choices for the 2015 Autobytel Car of the Year, Autobytel Truck of the Year and individual segment winners. The results are the vehicles we have determined the best of the best and the most interesting options for car shoppers in 2015.
Combining decades of experience, every editor contributed 3 nominations for their top 3 choices within each category and then voted on the top 3 in each segment, resulting in the category winners. The overall Autobytel Car of the Year and Autobytel Truck of the Year were chosen because they received the highest votes within the two larger areas: cars and trucks. There were a few upstarts, some return winners from 2014, and a couple of surprises.
The overall winners this year signal a shift in the trend towards more choices than ever for buyers. The 2015 Autobytel Car of the Year is the Volkswagen Golf in all of its iterations. Making its way back to the Autobytel Truck of the Year podium for 2015, the 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel brings great mileage, incredible performance, and excellent interior features to a small but very competitive segment.
Read on to see more about this year’s winners and the runners up in each category.